The SGA blog provides thought-provoking commentary on topical stories in sports governance, developments in the legal, regulatory and business environments, and opinions from our network of experts and collaborators.


Financial sustainability – where are we now?

Date: 06 November 2020

As we enter a second national lockdown in England, Tom Wilson looks at some of the important considerations for boards as they assess how they will meet the challenge financially.

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act - key points for sports organisations

Date: 10 July 2020

A legal update from Northridge looks at the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act and highlights the most important provisions applicable to the sports industry.

New VAT considerations arising from the Covid-19 pandemic

Date: 02 July 2020

Lyndon Firth outlines some of the things to consider in both the short and longer terms as the pandemic impacts on organisations' VAT situation.

Practical considerations for effective remote working

Date: 24 June 2020

As organisations embrace remote working, Chris Culbert offers tips on how to ensure security and robust practices are implemented while your staff are out of the office.

Strengthening defences against fraud risks

Date: 22 June 2020

As part of BDO's Covid-19 support package, Nigel Footitt highlights some of the steps organisations need to take to counter the increased risk of fraud in these times of disruption.

Rethink your finance and operations to prepare for the new normal

Date: 18 June 2020

Craig Jackson explores the steps organisations are taking in response to the pandemic and explains BDO's 'Rethink' model.

Tailored support to help the sports sector bounce back after Covid-19

Date: 16 June 2020

Greg Rubins, Partner at BDO, introduces a series of blogs exploring the support services available to Sport England and UK Sport funded organisations in these challenging times.

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Cascading good governance - the County FA Governance Code

Date: 18 May 2020

Sarah Nickless describes the innovative project undertaken by The Football Association to embed good governance throughout the county structure. 

Boards of the future: composition in the post-Covid environment

Date: 11 May 2020

In her final blog in this series, Imogen Sanders reflects on some of the changes to board composition that organisations should consider as they look to navigate the landscape after the pandemic.

Board recruitment during Covid-19: why and how

Date: 07 May 2020

A global pandemic may not feel like the best time to make changes to your board composition. Imogen Sanders explains why board recruitment should not be shelved in these trying times.